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Minestrone Soup

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Packed with vegetables, bacon and pasta, this soup makes for a hearty, filling and delicious meal.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 280
Author: Katerina Petrovska

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 bacon slices , diced
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 3 carrots , diced
  • 1 small zucchini , halved lengthwise and sliced into half-moons
  • salt and freshly ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme , leaves only
  • 2 cans (14-ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup whole wheat ditali pasta
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) fresh baby spinach leaves

Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat.
  • Add bacon and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Add the onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic, and thyme; season with salt and pepper and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth and the bay leaf; turn up the heat and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and let simmer uncovered for 15 minutes; add uncooked pasta and continue to cook until pasta is cooked and vegetables are tender; about 10 to minutes.
  • Add the beans and spinach; continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until beans are heated through and spinach is wilted.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • If soup is too thick, add a bit more vegetable broth.
  • Remove from heat, discard bay leaf and let stand few minutes.
  • Ladle into soup bowls and serve.

Notes

WW Freestyle Smart Points: 7
Nutrition Facts
Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 1426mg59%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5870IU117%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.